Modern Psychedelia
From The Mull Of Kintyre


 A vastly experienced live act with over 500 shows under their belts, The Twisted Melons are one of the west of Scotland's best kept secrets, playing live relentlessly in small venues throughout the country while regularly producing and releasing their music 100% independently.

Comprised of the three Johnson brothers, the band have an uncanny sibling musical telepathy that makes every show a one-off. Moving effortlessly between psychedelia, hard rock, pop, funk, fusion and electronica, the band recall the great bands of the past while moving towards the future along their own path.

Their diverse sound has seen them supporting a wide range of acts including Boy Azooga, Be Charlotte, Otherkin, Blaenavon, Fufanu, The Vryll Society, Here We Go Magic, Mull Historical Society, Owl John, Rituals, Declan Welsh and the Decadent West, Pete MacLeod, Focus and Deacon Blue and appearances at festivals including XpoNorth, ButeFest, The Big Sit In, Oxjam, the Edinburgh Fringe and a headline performance at the closing night of the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival in 2017.

The Twisted Melons 4th album "West Of The Rock" was released on 1st April 2016 featuring the singles "Love Is A Drug" and "More Fool Me".

New single “Change Is Gonna Come” is released on Friday 29th March 2019 and the band play at the Kintyre Songwriters Festival on Sunday 5th May 2019.

West of the Rock is a stunning listen from beginning to end. There’s shoe-gaze pop with some songs sounding like they could make the top ten in 1965. Then, as the record soldiers on, the spaced-out bookend is mesmeric.
Imagine the Manic Street Preachers covering the Pixies, and you’re close
— Eddy Temple-Morris, XFM
Boogaloo Jazz finally meets the Madchester Revival - job’s a good ‘un
3.3 veers somewhere between the frenetic pace and monster riffage of Biffy Clyro and the kind of stadium rock choruses the Foo Fighters have been knocking out for the past decade, creating a sound that is remarkably spacious and frankly, huge
— The List
The combination of intellectual rock, hard-core riffs and brilliant musicianship gives The Twisted Melons a style which is simultaneously nostalgic and unique, as well being as highly pleasing to the ear.
— The Perthshire Advertiser
As eclectic as a fruit salad, with their sound encompassing everything from Jane’s Addiction to Bowie via early Iron Maiden and 1980s pop.”
— The Scotsman
Fantastic...and Funky tae
— Jesse Rae, Scottish Funk Ambassador for The Funk Music Hall Of Fame